Level 2 History

12HI
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Hurley

The History course at Level 2 will comprise two major case studies exploring themes, ideas, ideologies and events of the 20th Century. The major studies will be Hitler and Nazism and its Impact on Society and The Cold War and Its Impact on Society.

Hitler & Nazism and the Impact on Society will look at Germany from 1918 - 1945 and will explore some of the following ideas:
- German democracy post World War I and its failure.
- The Rise of Hitler.
- Hitler's consolidation of power.
- The consequences for Germany and the world because of dictatorship.

The Cold War will look at the world (including New Zealand) from 1945 to 1990 and explore ideas and events such as:
- The Rise of the Superpower
- The East/West divide
- The role of Ideology
- The Nuclear World
- The Arms Race
- Specific events such as the Berlin Blockade, Cuban Missile Crisis, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan.


Assessment will comprise up to three internal standards and two external standards for NCEA Level 2. Standards are worth 4 or 5 credits depending on the standard.


Pathway

Level 3 History

Recommended Prior Learning

Students are advised that it is beneficial to have achieved the basic standards of literacy at Level 1.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2 History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2 History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91232 v2 History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91233 v2 History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
A.S. 91234 v2 History 2.6 - Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.